The University of Manchester’s annual Alan Turing Cryptography Competition and MathsBombe Competition are now open for registration. Now in its seventh year, the Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is for year 11 and below in England and Wales, S4 in Scotland and Year 12 in N. Ireland. There’s also a competition for older students – MathsBombe is open to year 13 and below in England and Wales, S6 in Scotland and Year 14 in N. Ireland.
Every one to two weeks a new chapter of the six-chapter story is released, and each chapter has a new cryptographic puzzle to solve. Teams consisting of up to four people can win prizes for being the first to solve each puzzle, and also for being randomly picked from all correct entries for each puzzle.
The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition begins on Monday 15th January 2018, with MathsBombe starting on Wednesday 10th January 2018. For more information and to enter, visit the Cryptography Competition website or MathsBombe website.
Registration for the 2017 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is now open!
From the team that brought you the Alan Turing Cryptography competition, Manchester Uni’s maths department are running another schools maths puzzle competition, this time called MathsBombe.
Aimed at students up to Year 13 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland), Year 14 (Northern Ireland), the competition starts on 13th January, and teams of up to 4 can register.
The puzzles will be released every two weeks, in four sets, and there’s a prize for the team solving each puzzle set first. There are plenty of other prizes too, and it’s free to enter. There’s still time!
More information: MathsBombe website.
The University of Manchester is holding another cryptography competition (as featured in this news post earlier this week). We spoke to Charles Walkden, one of the competition’s organisers, about the project.